The image shows the Chelly Wood doll from ChellyWood.com viewing her computer screen, and on the screen is the YouTube channel entitled "Pipe Cleaner Crafts," which is the topic of this week's hashtag Friday follow feature on ChellyWood.com

Let’s make doll shoes with Pipe Cleaner Crafts! #FridayFollow #Crafty #Dolls

Today’s #FridayFollow recommendation is Pipe Cleaner Crafts on YouTube. The video I’ve posted here with permission comes from Pipe Cleaner Crafts, but they have a lot of additional videos showing how to make diorama miniatures, doll houses, and more! You should go check them out! I frequently get requests for doll shoe and boot patterns, and as you can see in the video above, Pipe … Continue reading Let’s make doll shoes with Pipe Cleaner Crafts! #FridayFollow #Crafty #Dolls

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Let’s sew a gusset! — guest video by Morgan Donner for today’s #FridayFollow Feature

This week’s doll clothes sewing project was a cute little doll coat with a hood. The hood used a gusset, so I thought it would be a good idea to give you a little information about how gussets work. But why re-invent the wheel, when YouTube offers lots of great videos on various sewing techniques? Today’s video not only introduces a gusset, but it shows … Continue reading Let’s sew a gusset! — guest video by Morgan Donner for today’s #FridayFollow Feature

Where did the word “tulle” come from, and is it related to “tootle?” #FridayFollow @wayword

There’s a very thin fabric we sometimes use for doll clothes called “tulle.” In Idaho, where I live, we say this word like “tool” (like a hammer is a tool). In the video above, I explain the uses of tulle in making petticoats and tutus for doll clothes. Earlier this month, someone from Denmark left a comment below my “What Is Tulle?” video on YouTube, … Continue reading Where did the word “tulle” come from, and is it related to “tootle?” #FridayFollow @wayword

This is a picture of the Chelly Wood doll at her computer. She's looking at the cover art for a doll collector's blog and meetup website. This image illustrates today's #FridayFollow recommendation.

#FridayFollow : check out @KickFireClassics for exploring classic #toys

This week on ChellyWood.com, I shared with you my footsack pattern and tutorial (showing how to make a footsack like the Hacky Sack brand of toys). Now that you’ve made one, how do you use it? Well for today’s #FridayFollow, I’m including a video tutorial made by KickFire Classics on YouTube. KickFire Classics specializes in YouTube videos that show kids how to use classic toys, … Continue reading #FridayFollow : check out @KickFireClassics for exploring classic #toys

This is a picture of the Chelly Wood doll at her computer. She's looking at the cover art for a doll collector's blog and meetup website. This image illustrates today's #FridayFollow recommendation.

#FridayFollow : AGBC is a place where #doll #bloggers can connect

I recently found a new website that is designed for doll-related bloggers to reblog on various doll topics and generally meet other doll-related bloggers. It’s called AGBC, but it’s not just for American Girl fans. Other doll bloggers are welcome too. They just got their blog underway, so they’re still brand new. But I love the idea! The initials AGBC stand for American Girl Bloggers … Continue reading #FridayFollow : AGBC is a place where #doll #bloggers can connect

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#FridayFollow: #Teaching #kids to #sew with @CraftyGemini

Here on ChellyWood.com, I often get questions about teaching kids to sew. I do have a playlist on my YouTube channel dedicated to this topic, but I mostly sew by hand and my videos are primarily about sewing doll clothes. So what if you want to teach your child to use a sewing machine? What if you want to teach him/her to sew something other … Continue reading #FridayFollow: #Teaching #kids to #sew with @CraftyGemini

Image shows a crochet hook behind a ball of pink yarn with a watermark that says, "ChellyWood.com: free printable sewing patterns and tutorials for dolls of many shapes and sizes." There are also words in black atop the crochet hook: "tutorial by Norma at All My Crafts." Visit ChellyWood.com for lots of great ideas for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes.

#FridayFollow: get FREE #crochet patterns for #dolls from Norma at AllMyCrafts on YouTube!

Today’s video tutorial isn’t actually my own. It comes from Norma, at AllMyCrafts on YouTube. I’m recommending Norma’s channel, AllMyCrafts, for this week’s #FridayFollow feature. Even though I’m not very good at crochet, Norma’s videos are so well lighted, and she does such a nice job of explaining each step, that they make me feel confident to build up my crochet skills! And this tutorial … Continue reading #FridayFollow: get FREE #crochet patterns for #dolls from Norma at AllMyCrafts on YouTube!